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Hard Snow vs. Soft

Features

Skiing on ice gives you
a technical foundation for life.

By Chan Morgan

Cold weather rants from my very Western wife generally begin with something like, "It's so awful in the East. No wonder Eastern ski academies are POW camps and you guys don't know how to enjoy yourselves." Perhaps, but I remember the beating Westerners took at my first Junior Nationals at Stratton in Vermont, especially the ones from the Far West, where the weather is extra warm and the snow extra soft.

Bernhard Russi: Olympic Downhill Designer

Advice

Whoever assumes life after ski racing only leads to gear endorsements and coaching hasn't heard of champion turned course designer Bernhard Russi.

Ernie Blake Ski School

Turning Points

To break new ground you'll need to hone your skills, and motivation will only get you so far. What you need is inspired instruction. Here we present North America's Top 10 Ski Schools.

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